Part of speech: verb

To shine out suddenly; glow.

Part of speech: noun

A glimmer; flash.

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Usage examples "gleam":

  1. Her heart grew cold, and she longed to lie down and die, when she caught the gleam of a lighted window. - "Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush", Ian Maclaren.
  2. A quick little gleam of gladness sprang to the violet eyes. - "A Fool There Was", Porter Emerson Browne.
  3. I could see the gleam of triumph in her eye. - "The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly", Margaret Burnham.